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Old 08-30-2012, 07:31 PM
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So I have a 3 year old pair of Simms Freestones. I like them fine but a few months ago my wife wouldnt allow them in the house due to a "odor problem" . They smelled like someone dunked gym socks in a mossy river and then put them in sealed tupperware for a few month to ferment. I rolled the dice and put them in the washer on gentle figuring if it went bad I probably needed new waders anyway. They came out fine and the smell was for the most part gone.

Fast forward a few months and 2 times wearing them. I got done the other night and had to roll all the windows down in the truck. The smell permeated my skin. I was on my way to a business dinner so I had to shower at the hotel and be late vs smelling rancid.

I dont think my waders are really very breathable. I am not what you would consider and sweaty or stinky kind of guy so normally I wouldnt think I made that smell.


Question is what would you do, wash them and use em again ? Wash them and retirre them to backups ? Just throw them out ?
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Wash them with Nikwax Techwash. That should remove any oils or mercaptans that are clogged in the membrane.
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Wash them with Nikwax Techwash. That should remove any oils or mercaptans that are clogged in the membrane.
Thank you, I will order some. While I want new Simms G3's really bad I just dont have the discretionary money right now. My wife would kick my rear if I bought them with Christmas a few months away. She says I make Christmas and Birthdays awful on her since I always have what I want and dont ever need anything.....This year she might be in luck
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I'm gonna ask a question here and I hope it doesn't offend you because it's such a simple one, but.....Do you turn your waders inside out after each outing?

This problem seems so odd that that's the only thing that came to mind.
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Based on noises I heard while you were here, I should think that your waders (fysh) may smell a bit funny at the end of the day

How could I resist that
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I'm gonna ask a question here and I hope it doesn't offend you because it's such a simple one, but.....Do you turn your waders inside out after each outing?

This problem seems so odd that that's the only thing that came to mind.
This is what makes me madder than heck......because I do it every time. I rinse them, hang them in the garage to dry 100% before they are put back in my gear bag.


My two buddies I fish with both wad theirs up as is, stuff them in their bags til the next outing and they dont have any problems


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Based on noises I heard while you were here, I should think that your waders (fysh) may smell a bit funny at the end of the day

How could I resist that
Well, as my wife says "I'm gassy" so yeah Ive ripped off a few squeekers in the old waders.


Someone here wrote a funny stroy about waders cinched up with a wading belt, eating bad food and ripping a few off in the waders...had me in tears
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At some time we have all had similiar problems I mainly had it when I was wearing Rubber Boots,sometimes Waders repairing Pumps Daily,the simplest way is to turn them inside out,then wipe them down with a solution of Bi-Carb Sodalet them dry,also a Sprinkle of Bi-Carb won't hurt until you remove the smell then occassionally wash& dry them,that should prevent your feet from being smelly,also be careful with the food you eat before you go fishing as The Gasses can be a little uncomfortable,both inside & outside your Stomach.
Remember to always wear clean dry Socks as I find sometimes feet will sweat in The Waders causing wet feet.
I also use Foot Powder if I'm continually wearing Waders for anything over a day.
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Hmmmm......I have no idea. Maybe give Simms a call and ask them if this is something that anyone else has had issues with.


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Please don't blame mrs fysh's flagellants on me. It's gotten to be rather embarrassing because I feel I cannot take her anywhere.
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So I have a 3 year old pair of Simms Freestones. I like them fine but a few months ago my wife wouldnt allow them in the house due to a "odor problem" . They smelled like someone dunked gym socks in a mossy river and then put them in sealed tupperware for a few month to ferment. I rolled the dice and put them in the washer on gentle figuring if it went bad I probably needed new waders anyway. They came out fine and the smell was for the most part gone.

Fast forward a few months and 2 times wearing them. I got done the other night and had to roll all the windows down in the truck. The smell permeated my skin. I was on my way to a business dinner so I had to shower at the hotel and be late vs smelling rancid.

I dont think my waders are really very breathable. I am not what you would consider and sweaty or stinky kind of guy so normally I wouldnt think I made that smell.


Question is what would you do, wash them and use em again ? Wash them and retirre them to backups ? Just throw them out ?
My wife hangs a downy sheet in my waders after their washed,then after I'm washed she hangs one on me.
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This is what makes me madder than heck......because I do it every time. I rinse them, hang them in the garage to dry 100% before they are put back in my gear bag.


My two buddies I fish with both wad theirs up as is, stuff them in their bags til the next outing and they dont have any problems


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Well, as my wife says "I'm gassy" so yeah Ive ripped off a few squeekers in the old waders.


Someone here wrote a funny stroy about waders cinched up with a wading belt, eating bad food and ripping a few off in the waders...had me in tears
Your waders are plugged up with farticles, get the nikwax and wash them twice.
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